Man Admits Pelting Middlesbrough MP With Eggs

13 February 2012, 13:02 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A Middlesbrough man's admitted pelting the town's MP with eggs at a Remembrance Sunday parade.

54 year old Terry Dixon, from Liverton Avenue in Middlesbrough, attacked Middlesbrough's Labour MP Sir Stuart Bell on November 13th last year.

Dixon changed his plea to guilty at Teesside Magistrates' Court, after previously denying assault.

The court heard that Dixon is unhappy with the way police investigated an assault on his son that left him with ``horrific injuries'', and that when he contacted Sir Stuart for assistance, it was not given.

Dixon's lawyer John Nixon said:
"Many years ago my client's son sustained horrific injuries in an assault. My client found his son unconscious in an alley.

A man was convicted of an assault against him. But he doesn't think this investigation was carried out thoroughly or properly.

The history is that my client contacted Stuart Bell seeking assistance and full assistance was not given. My client's actions were borne out of a long sense of injustice.''

Sir Stuart was criticised in the Independent newspaper last year after it reported he had not held surgeries for 14 years.

Sir Stuart refused to comment on the case, saying he had already made a statement to the court that he no longer holds open surgeries as Dixon has been attacking him for 20 years.

Dixon will be sentenced on March 5th.